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Mice Asia Net : July 2008
malaysia meet you in malaysia Story by Johanna Mc Kinnon The capital city of Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur has everything a business traveller needs. Historically, this city was a tin mining outpost in the 1800s, however today is a vibrant metropolis with a skyline that features ultra-modern structures and charming heritage buildings. Kuala Lumpur is home to the world’s tallest twin-structures, the Petronas Twin Towers, and is just one of the attractions in this bustling capital. The shopping district in the Golden Triangle is the Bukit Bintang area which has a number of large shopping malls that cater for varying budgets. Shoppers can find everything here - from electronics to high-end fashion. The newest addition to this shopping precinct is the Pavilion which is an ultra-modern complex that houses a wide range of international retail brands. Another drawcard for delegates to the Golden Triangle is its proximity to the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre. This centre is in walking distance from most of the hotels within the Golden Triangle which takes the pressure off event planners having to organise transfers to conferences. The Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre is the perfect venue for large scale conferences and events. As well as having a range of meeting and function spaces available, the centre is environmentally aware and has been recognised with Green Globe status. Boasting of being the city’s most technologically-advanced centre this purpose-built facility can cater for international, regional and local conventions, tradeshows, public exhibitions and private functions. The total function space available is 20,059 metres which includes the plenary hall and theatre, four exhibition halls and a link hall, conference hall, grand ballroom, banquet hall and 20 meeting rooms. There are also other amenities available which include VIP W 46 miceAsia.net ith an award-winning convention centre in Kuala Lumpur, the Golden Triangle and a myriad of natural attractions, Malaysia is like a business events buffet. drawcards for delegates. here we explore some of the possibilities. suites, organisers’ suites, media rooms, prayer rooms, a business centre and everything else a conference delegate could require. The centre has been working closely with Malaysia Airlines, Malaysia Airports Holdings Bhd and the Kuala Lumpur City Council in promoting the region to the business events industry. Kuala Lumpur is a gateway in Malaysia for business tourism and provides a destination that has it all for event planners including a myriad of attractions and activities for pre and post touring options. malaysia has a lot of future EVENT: 16th International Congress on Archives DATE: July 21-31, 2008 • EXPECTED PAX: 5000 VENUE: Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre EVENT: International Fireworks Competition DATE: August 2008 • EXPECTED PAX : 3 million VENUE: Putrajaya International Convention Centre EVENT: 17th Conference of Commonwealth Education Ministers • VENUE: Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre DATE: June 15-19, 2009 • EXPECTED PAX: 1200 EVENT: AOSpine Global Interactive Course DATE: October 26-30, 2009 • EXPECTED PAX: 500 VENUE: Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre events